ABC called it curtains on “Eight is Enough” in 1981. After the show’s cancellation, Rich appeared in the network’s short-lived action series Code Red. With guest appearances on “Fantasy Island” and “CHiPs,” Rich’s show business career continued to flourish on the small screen. The actor’s fame on the small screen continued, with Rich appearing in several fire-related public safety announcements (via YouTube).
The child actor’s biggest project after Eight is Enough was the voice of Presto, the magician in the animated series Dungeons & Dragon. Unlike the series’ powerful main characters, Presto only proved useful when he had access to his glasses, which gave him magical abilities. Described by Den of Geek as “one of the most imaginative and compelling classic geek cartoons,” the animated series based on the tabletop game continues to be a cult classic. Rich later starred in “Small Wonder” and an episode of “Baywatch.” His screen work included Bill Cosby’s The Devil and Max Devlin, a film he acted in before his big break in Eight is Enough.
Rich’s former talent manager Todd “TJ” Stein noted how the actor struggled to land roles after Eight is Enough. “I reprized Adam for a short time in the 1990s and he was willing and wanting to work but found it difficult to get roles which discouraged him,” Stein continued Twitter.